Listheimurinn getur stundum verið dálítið snobbaður, sérstaklega hefur þetta gerst þegar einhverjum finnst olíumálverkið vera of mikil há menning og listamenn fara að vinna með efniviðin úr daglegalífinu, þá getur skeð að almenningur skilur ekki það sem er til sýnis í galleríonum og málverkið er alltí einu skiljanlegra. Ein af ástæðunum fyrir uppgangi málverksins í byrjum níjuna áratugarins var að við vildum verða siljanlegri en sumt annað sem var í gangi í nýmiðlunum. Núna er mikil gróska í málaralistinni meðal ungra listamanna og gaman að fylgjast með.
World of art.
The art world can sometimes be a bit snobbish. This can affect puplic especially when some artist finds the oil painting to decadent and artists star working on material from the daily life. People may not understand what is happening in galleries, and the painting is all of sudden more understandable. One of the reasons for the rise of the painting in the early eighth decade’s was that we wanted to become more understandable than some other things in the new media. Now there is a lot going on in the paintings among young artists and I watch it closely.
Vetrarblóm. 75×50 cm 2018 Olía á striga.Kr: 230000.-
Winter Flowers. 75×50 cm 2018 Oil on canvas. Kr: 230000.-
Published by Daði Guðbjörnsson
Lives and work as an artist in Reykjavik.
Alter ego DADILISTO
I was born in Reykjavik: May 12, 1954. Grow up Kópavogur close to Reykavik, which was mostly built by refugees, who were not allocated land in Reykjavík for political reasons. Good time for children to play in half builded houses, or go to a small shelter and listen to the communist.
When I was 12 y.o. I decided to become a painter and, as my father resisted, it would not turn back.
After I have learnd Carpentry to make my father happy, I went to The school of Arts and Crafts, and ended up learning experimental art and new art media, I could take all the risks, I had lernd very practical profession to be able to make a living. I did not get started with creating so called “New media”, but began do painting with the good old oil colours. I was a part of movement in the eighties called “New Painting”. I then studied in Amsterdam for a year, mostly of graphic printing, but that time was a great gift for me, since I started working as a professional and have done so mostly since 1983.
I’ve been very lucky! I was one of the first to do, so called “New Panting” in Iceland, this promotion drew attention and I started selling my art works and could make a living in a decent life, all the time until the lucky famous “collapse” of the banks in Ieland, but at that time people mostly have to use their money in pay-as-you-go debt created by our economic system in Iceland, probably one of the worst in the world.
After that crash, I have been doing some extra work: teaching, city walk with tourist and so on, I have alsow been having pepole visiting my studio with some home-made food. But also received a grants.gov support for big exhibition in Art museum: Kjarvalsadir in 2011. This period has been nice, always good to get new challenges especially if one manages to take advantage of them. I recently had an exhibition of Mokka Kaffi in Reykjavik hat was successful.
I have been doing Sahajayoga for many years and have volunteered to teach and introduce.
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